3Beans | Sixpoint Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sixpoint Brewery
New York, United States
sixpoint.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
A Sixpoint & Friends jam session one-off. Made with Mast Brothers Chocolate cacao husks and infused with fresh Stumptown Coffee Roasters cold brew, and then aged on oak.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 01-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,213
Reviews:
251
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
98
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One year old can purchased from Beers of the World in Rochester, NY.

Pours a dark, opaque brown color. A lighter brown mocha-colored head forms, about one inch, with nice strings of lacing down the glass.

Aromas include dark roasted malt, strong nutty coffee, chocolate, all sorts of great rich things on the nose.

The flavor is similar. The coffee flavor is quite prominent, and pretty intense- it's of the bitter and nutty variety, with a bit of sweetness near the end that's reminiscent of hazelnut. The roasted malt also provides a nice bitterness, with some dark chocolate as well- cocoa powder like, and mild. No real hop flavor.

Medium bodied, very creamy, low carbonation.

A great baltic porter, and a truly great use of coffee here, it stands tall.

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Photo of HookerBrews
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of pgrenvicz
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of hardy008
3.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Has a one finger tan head, with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee.

The first thing I tasted is burnt coffee, which is mot pleasant. There is also cocoa and dark roasted malt. Not very complex or special.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a burnt, bitter coffee aftertaste. Nothing special here. Glad I only picked up a single can.

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Photo of ThreeFishes
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Hallertau
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of BYOFB
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JKV96
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of PMP
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Stoutfan23DJ
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of athomasPSU
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of seavercm
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of DerrickW
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Westuh
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BrkfstOfChmpns
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of BennyThon
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Jacurdy60
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A-Pours a deep brown color with a beige/toffee colored head that leaves a fair amount of lacing on the sides. Head is medium-thin and retains well.

S-Huge roasted coffee notes followed by sweet molasses and a hint of cocoa.

T-Bitter, roasty coffee hits the front of the palate as it fades into a burnt bready taste with a boozy bite.

MF-Medium to full bodied with slight carb. Not as rich as I'd like it to be.

O-A damn good porter. Probably my favorite so far, but I have not had a porter in a few months so I'll have to try some more. Roasted coffee notes taste exceptional and the bitterness is rounded out well with the faint molasses taste.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.25/5  rDev -19%

Photo of mattsmith413
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of cjgiant
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When purchasing, the guy behind the counter mentioned he really enjoyed this beer, and seeing the rating had me with high expectations. They were confirmed with my own tasting, a very enjoyable mocha coffee flavored porter, even if perhaps it is slightly potent.

The beer poured quite nicely, dark brown with a durable creamy tan head and significant lacing. The smell was not overpowering, but what was there was as one would expect: coffee, but also included a toasted nut scent and a hint of a little spiciness, maybe from the alcohol. I fluctuated between 3.75 and 4, as the smell seemed to become more apparent as I drank the beer.

The taste washes over the mouth with a coating of sweetened coffee (perhaps with a splash of cream), with a smoothness that hides the carbonation feel (note: I did let it warm a little before tasting) that is producing/maintaining the head. This beer is more malt than bitter, which I prefer in a darker beer, more often than not. The bitterness that is there reminds me of the bitterness of an English-style IPA/bitter, but to repeat, is subdued.

As I often seem to notice, the alcohol taste/burn is a little more present when the beer is colder [than suggested for the style]. There is a little bite at the end as the beer comes to temp, however.

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3Beans from Sixpoint Brewery
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,213 ratings.
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